32 bit data structures (pointers, integer representations, single precision floating point) have been past their “best before date” for quite some time. R itself moved to a 64 bit memory model some time ago, but still has only 32 bit integers. This is going to get more and more awkward going forward. What is R doing to work around this limitation?
We discuss this in this article, the first of a new series of articles discussing aspects of “R as it is” that we are publishing with cooperation from Revolution Analytics. Continue reading R in a 64 bit world